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Welcome back to the 

2020-2021 School Year


Some helpful tips upon entering the new school year:


Caregivers must monitor their children each day for COVID-19 symptoms and should not send their child to school when sick.  


By sending children to school, a caregiver is self-certifying that their child does not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have considered possible exposure to COVID and made the appropriate decision per these guidelines.


Please STAY HOME if you have any of the symptoms listed:


  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills 

  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Muscle aches or body aches

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms

  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms


OR:

You have had close contact with a person known to be infected with Covid-19 in the last 14 days


OR:

You have traveled outside of Massachusetts in the past 14 days (except lower risk states)


If you have any of the above symptoms, contact your primary care provider for further instructions and get a test for active COVID-19 infection prior to returning to school unless another diagnosis was determined to cause your symptoms. A list of test sites is available here, and Massachusetts also has an interactive testing map



Medications


 If your child requires an EpiPen, Inhaler, or a Daily Medication, they will require a form to be filled out by your physician that will remain on file in the Health Office for the year.  Access to any of these forms are located here: 

http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/student-services/health-services/parent-forms


Masks
ALL children will be REQUIRED to wear a mask while in school.  Please send your child in with 2 extra mask in case they need to change it for any reason. Mask wearing must be strictly adhered to.  Please familiarize yourself with the NAPS Mask Protocol here.

The 3 W's
please familiarize your children with the 3 W's 
  1. Wear a mask
  2. Wash your hands
  3. Watch your distance (stay 6ft. apart)

 School Nurse 


Kathleen O'Neill, MSN, RN 

Thomson Elementary School
266 Waverly Road
North Andover, MA 01845

978-557-7906 - School Nurse
978-794-1545 - Main Number
978-794-2508 - Main Office Fax


When should you keep your child home from school?

Please see the